Once again, we enjoyed a fantastic 4th of July celebration. The parade was one of the longest we’ve had in a long time. Thank you to all who participated! I also want to thank the Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Crafter show, it was very well attended. Another thanks to our neighboring townships, Hamlin, and Eaton Rapids Township for their support of our 4th of July, and for participating in our parade.
Recently, the Eaton County Land Bank received $653,000 that will be used in the demolition and clean up of the former Horner Mill property. There are 3 structures identified as being the worst conditions and once those are removed, the owner of the property will be responsible for removing the remaining structures to bring the property into compliance. The City has been working with Eaton County Treasurer Bob Robinson, who will be the one managing this process with the State of Michigan. We owe a huge thanks to Eaton County Treasurer Bob Robinson, without his vision this would not be possible. Demolition is set to start sometime in August.
We continue to work with Hamlin and Eaton Rapids Township on a collaboration for the Eaton Rapids Recycling Center, which will be located in the south Industrial Park. We’ve applied for an infrastructure grant to EGLE (State of Michigan), and we have other grants we are applying for. While it seems like it is taking a long time, we are making sure we have all the information and plans in order to make this a top-notch facility for all of Eaton County. I personally never knew there was so much that went into recycling! We will continue to update our residents as this continues to develop.
Don’t forget, we have music in the park Wednesdays at G.A.R Island Park, from 6pm-8pm during the Cruise-In. The list of performers is on the city’s website and Facebook page. We hope you will check it out.
Have a great rest of your summer!
Mayor Pam Colestock